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Riverport Barbeque

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201 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657
903.665.2341
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome Chopped Beef Sandwich!

We walked in just before closing time, and the man who waited on us couldn't have been nicer. It was our first trip to Jefferson, and we had a few questions that he answered, giving us all the time we wanted. He also served us the BEST chopped beef sandwich I've ever had! We briefly discussed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Wylie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We walked in just before closing time, and the man who waited on us couldn't have been nicer. It was our first trip to Jefferson, and we had a few questions that he answered, giving us all the time we wanted. He also served us the BEST chopped beef sandwich I've ever had! We briefly discussed the turkey sandwich, and... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Very good baked beans and BBQ sauce. Ribs were too chewy and sliced brisket was dry. Good potato salad. Fun environvent and friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This place is unbelievable. We visited Jefferson for 2 days, and read about Riverport BBQ on TA. It is exactly everything, everyone wrote about. The food was amazing, the entire staff was friendly, and gave us great service. Try the beans, they are the best beans you'll ever have in your life. If you are in Jefferson, and want great... More 

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jefferson texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Best BBQ around. Always a great place to eat. Highly recommend it. The owners and staff are always super nice too. Got to try the swamp fries!

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Montgomery, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We stopped in on our way back to Houston. So glad we did! It was the best sliced beef sandwich I've had all year. Beef was very tender and flavorful. I did have to trim a little fat off it, but no big deal. My daughter got a cheeseburger, but couldn't finish it. Sure wish they had a kids menu.... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We heard about this restaurant from a friend so we decide to make a little trip to Jefferson and check it out. Hands down - best BBQ ever!! The brisket and ribs melt in your mouth. Service was friendly and welcoming - rare in many of today's dining establishments. This was definitely worth the trip and we brought home some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Jefferson Texas is defined as much by Riverport BBQ as it is The General Store. Our entire town loves this family, this restaurant and this food. Great job, thank you Steven !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I'll eat barbecue, but it's my least favorite of foods. We decided to try out Riverport, since it's the only restaurant we have not tried in Jefferson on our past few trips. Definitely will make Riverport our must stop for future visits. Pulled Pork sandwich was tender, flavorful, & plentiful. No need for barbecue sauce. The meat was so flavorful,... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We had a group of eight. Everyone enjoyed their food, and the helpings were large, but in the end we felt like it we a little pricey. Granted, we are in a vacation community but I would expect prices to be 10% to 20% cheaper for what was provided. I am not saying you shouldn't go, just be aware of... More 

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Carthage, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Not willing to experiment with BBQ, I hesitated to eat here. Man am I glad I did!!! The service was SMILLEY really friendly & helpful as to what I would be most pleased. My wife enjoyed the pulled pork w/sides I was full after eating half a smokes chicken w/sides. Every thing had a good smoke flavor.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 N Polk St, Jefferson, TX 75657
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Jefferson
  • Phone Number: 903.665.2341

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?